Stunned...I need your help, advice, kindness
Hello new friends,
I was just diagnosed with IDC Grade 1, and DCIS in the right breast. The IDC is about .5mm. DCIS is also very small. Radiologist and OB GYN assured me this was a very small lesion, and caught very early. Thank God for 3 D mammography. Still waiting for receptor status from pathology. Ultrasound under arm indicated it had not spread to the lymph nodes.
Both my Dr. and a friend who is a BCS said treatment is most likely lumpectomy with radiation followed by hormone therapy depending on ER status. They said majority of ER (about 80%) is positive, and can be treated with hormones after radiation, so we'll see.
I'm scared. I'm a plethora of emotions. I have an MRI scheduled for this week, and initial consult with a BS next Tuesday.
I know I am lucky it is very small, caught very early and Grade 1, so there's that. I'm also very fit, don't smoke or drink, healthy BMI, exercise regularly, no history of BC or any C in my family, age 60.
Any advice or comfort would be appreciated.
But I can't stop crying....I go up and down. Thank you so much for your help!